Religion Final

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Religion Final
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2011-05-03 13:13:55
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  1. Of the three major monotheistic religions, only Judaism and Christianity share a belief in one God.
    False!
  2. Presently, the vast majority of Muslims live in Arabia
    false
  3. Ijtihad means to interpret or reinterpret Islam or Islamic law
    true
  4. Throughout history it has been rare for Islamic law to impact the society around it.
    false
  5. One reason why some of the Muslim world has autocratic rulers now can be traced to the time after WWII when nation-state boundaries were arbitrarily drawn and rulers were appointed by Europeans.
    True
  6. Muslim areas of the world were not affected by European colonialism until the 21st century.
    false
  7. During the 1960s and 1970s, Islam went through a difficult time, losing tremendous ground in Muslim societies as they became more Westernized and secular.
    false
  8. Islam’s formative period was the time just before Muhammad was born.
    false
  9. Islam is the fastest-growing religion in North America and Europe
    true
  10. It is more important in Islam to participate in almsgiving than to believe in God and Muhammad
    false
  11. No prophet has played a greater role in any world religion and in world politics than Muhammad.
    true
  12. In the tribal polytheism that Muhammad was born into, individual identity was placed above all else.
    false
  13. The beliefs of tribal polytheism were concentrated on this world and not concerned about an afterlife.
    true
  14. Muhammad was born around the same year as Jesus
    false
  15. . Muhammad was 20 when he received the first revelation at Mount Hira
    false
  16. After Muhammad started receiving revelations, the path of preaching to others was smooth sailing.
    false
  17. By the age of 30, Muhammad was held in high regard as a trustworthy, skilled businessman in Mecca.
    true
  18. After 10 years of preaching, Muhammad and his followers moved from Mecca to Cairo.
    false
  19. Muhammad used only force to defeat the Meccans
    false
  20. To create a more distinctive identity for Islam when the Jews did not willingly convert, Muhammad changed the direction of prayer.
    false
  21. Muslims believe, like Jews and Christians, that Islam is the newest of the monotheistic traditions
    false
  22. The Quran denies that Jesus was a prophet or has any special status.
    false
  23. Muslims believe that the Quran is taken from an Arabic tablet that preexists with God in heaven
    true
  24. The sacred language of Islam is Greek
    False
  25. Translations of the Quran have only occurred in the past century
    true
  26. Sunni Muslims comprise the minority of worldwide Muslims
    false
  27. The ulama are Shiah peasants
    false
  28. There is only one source of Islamic law – the Sunnah
    false
  29. The Umayyad dynasty was responsible for the emergence of imperial Islam
    true
  30. Of the Five Pillars of Islam, the first one, The Declaration of Faith, is the most important for being a Muslim
    true
  31. The Quran didn’t say anything about the status of women
    false
  32. The term “Sufism” comes from the dance, whirling dervish, that Sufis are known for
    false
  33. The Crusades were initiated by Christian rulers
    true
  34. The largest Muslim population in Western Europe is in Germany
    false
  35. Muslims trace their roots back to Abraham and his son Ismail
    true

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